Taxon: Hydrolea spinosa L.

Genus: Hydrolea
Family: Hydroleaceae
Nomen number: 401714
Place of publication: Sp. pl. ed. 2, 1:328. 1762
Name Verified on: 04-Apr-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 06-Jan-2003
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Economic Importance:

  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide F Ceylon)

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • : Mexico
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - Texas
  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil
    • Caribbean: Cuba; Jamaica
    • Central America: Belize; Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama
    • Northern South America: French Guiana; Guyana; Suriname; Venezuela
    • Southern South America: Argentina; Paraguay; Uruguay
    • Western South America: Bolivia; Colombia; Ecuador; Peru

  • Naturalized:

    • :
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: Sri Lanka
    • Malesia: Indonesia - Java


  • Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45. 1993 (L Peru)
  • Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon. 1980- (F Ceylon)
  • Davenport, L. J. 1988. A monograph of Hydrolea (Hydrophyllaceae) (Rhodora) 90:181.
  • Steenis, C. G. G. J. van, ed. Flora malesiana. 1948- (F Males)

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